|The Sufferer and The Witness
Author: TraptWolf94 PM
Something weird is happening all over the world. People are mysteriously disappearing. Dakota didn't think much of it. Until it happened to her. What happens to the people who go missing? Read to find out. Xx Kankuro/ocRated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Kankuro - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,024 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 02-06-13 - Published: 01-02-10 - id: 5635665
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"I love your village, but I would like to live in Suna please. Nothing against your Village though! It's just with watching Naruto I only know of the Leaf Village and I guess I'd like to experience a different culture. And I –eh-um, sorry, what were we talking about?" I replied with a beat red face. Incase you didn't notice, I ramble on when I'm nervous.
Yeah, I'm weird.
"We don't mind at all. Suna is a lovely village. I'm sure you will love it." Tsunade told me with a reassuring smile. I gave one back and thanked both Tsunade and Sakura for their hospitality and bid the Hokage farewell until we meet again.
I was to have three escorts to Suna and we would leave at midday. It would take three days to get there and the temperature would be scorching hot in the day and freezing cold at night on the last day, so Sakura helped me shop for appropriate clothing to wear, as I still wore my skanky school uniform from the day I arrived.
I bought and changed into big trousers that were black and went to my ankles, a black tank top that stopped a bit under my breasts, and black sandals. I had also pulled my light blonde hair in a loose bun at the nap of the back of my neck. For when it got cooler on the third day to Suna I had a big black hoodie but for now I just had black fingerless gloves that went up to my elbow - to hide the scars.
My three escorts were Sakura (who I already assumed would be one), Naruto and Sasuke. The trip went smoothly and we had lots of fun talking. Naruto and Sakura would tell me of some of the funny stuff that happened to them and Sasuke would sort of just give a smirk to show he remembered.
Even if they forgot I watched them in a cartoon back at home, it was still funny to hear it from them.
By the time we reached Suna-which by the way, was more harder then they made it look in the show-it was about 4 o'clock. I had overslept and refused to open my eyes which lost us some daylight and somehow we ended up taking an hour longer then it was supposed to be. We reached the Kazekage tower and I was introduced to Gaara (I had to restrain myself from hugging the life out of him).
"Welcome to Suna." Came the quite voice of Gaara from behind his desk. Sakura, Naruto and Sasuke only said hi to Gaara and goodbye to me, then left, so it was just me and the red headed, green-eyed boy.
"Thank you, Kazekage." I said with a bow and a blush. I may not be from this world but I knew common courtesy and who to apply it to.
"You're ok with living at my house until we can find you a place to live, yes?" He said to me with a raised eyebrow.
"Uh huh." I nodded with a smile.
"Ok, well I'm going to stay here; I'll get my brother to take you there." Gaara said.
A boy entered the room after those words. He had a black coat thing on with a hat that made him look as though he had cat ears.
'Kankuro' I thought with a smile.
He also had purple paint or make-up on his face in a weird pattern. He glanced at me then continued walking to Gaara's desk and stood facing me. I blushed and looked down when I saw him studying me.
"This is Kankuro, my brother. He is aware of the situation with who you are, as I am." Gaara said to me. I looked up and nodded my head shyly. "You two can leave now. Feel free to ask Kankuro questions."
I shifted my weight to my right foot and nodded my head again. "Okay, thank you."
"So you're Dakota." Kankuro said after a moment of silence, glancing at me. We were walking side by side in the afternoon sand.
I blushed and started my rambling again. "Y-Yessem, but you can call me Koda. Because I don't like the name Dakota. It sounds old. Even though I'm 15. But yea so, hi." Every word I said I got redder and redder. I knew by the amused smirk he gave me that I had just made an idiot out of myself so I kept my eyes on the ground to avoid his gaze.
He seemed to make the heat from the sun even hotter.
He chuckled and replied, "Hey." I smiled as he continued. "So, you're from a different world."
"Sounds impossible, huh." I said when I heard the suspicious tone in his voice.
"A little, yea."
"You don't have to believe me. I'm still having trouble believing it myself." I added with a sad smile. I could feel his stare on my face as we continued down the road. He led me to a massive mansion. Mouth agape and eyes wide; I was frozen.
"You live here?!" I said in shock.
I turned to see his smirk at my reaction, "What? It's just a house."
"Your house makes my house look like a shoe box." I shot back, still in shock.
He grinned and opened the door standing aside for me to enter first.
"If you think the outside is big, wait until you see your room."
Upon entering, my mouth opened even wider then when I saw the outside of the house. I turned to my left and stared at Kankuro disbelieving, "Th-this is my room?"
"Don't like it?" He said with mock sadness.
I gave him a massive grin and walked to the middle of the room, looking at everything I could with hungry eyes.
"I love it."
From what I could see, it had a king-sized bed with blood red bed sheet covers and 6 pillows also red, a cabinet the size of the bed on the opposite wall, a walk in wardrobe, a window that looked out over most of Suna and a desk in the corner of the room on the side of the window. All the furniture was timber, tarnished a dark brown. The carpet was dark red and the walls were a lighter red then both the bed covers and the carpet. It was all so big. So big you could have a party of at least all of my friends in here and not worry about something getting broken.
"Guess I'll leave you by yourself." Kankuro said when he realized how I had forgotten he was there. I looked at him and smiled.
"You can't leave!" He looked at me weirdly. "If I decide to get a snack, I could get lost. I'd be missing for weeks."
He grinned and sat on my bed, while I sat next to him, turning so I could see his face. We talked for a bit until Kankuro changed the topic to what I know more about then my own friends.
"So, your world. I'm still trying to understand what Gaara had told me. Naruto is the main character?" He asked me politely.
"Yep. He, as well as his team, is the main focus. It is based in the leaf village and you pretty much watch Naruto grow up into what he is today." I told him with a thoughtful look.
"You don't see much of the Suna then? Or the ninja's here?"
"No, not really. But when Gaara fought Naruto, they showed us of his past and we saw a lot of Suna then and again when Akatsuki attacked to get Gaara's demon."
"You don't know a lot of me then, do you?" He asked, almost hopeful.
"Um, well, you seemed like a bully in the Chunin exams." I said to him with a nervous smile.
"A bully?" He repeated with a raised eyebrow.
"Yea, you were gunna hit Wannahuckaloogy-No, that's not right-Kunahackamaru-No, um!-Konohamaru, that's him!"
"Wannahuckaloogy..?" He enquired with amusement.
"I must of been thinking of Nemo. They named the mountain that." I replied with a sweat drop.
"Oh. A movie. You must be very confused with all this, huh." I said, feeling a little bad that I had forgotten we were from two different worlds.
"I'll get used to it." With a sigh he added, "So everyone in your world see's me as a bully."
"No, not now. See, there are two different parts to Naruto.
Part One is where Naruto is 12 and just starting as a Genin. Part Two is where Naruto is 16 and trying to find Sasuke to bring him back to Konaha. In Part One, you seem like a bully, that you were scared of Gaara, and that you only coped with him because your father told you too. In Part Two, it shows that you believe Gaara has changed and you treat him like a brother." Once I looked up I saw Kankuro, glaring at his feet with a look of disgust on his face.
"Everyone who watches that show, they saw how cruel I was. They watched me make my biggest regret in my life." He looked like he was going to throw up with hate.
"But you righted it by not continuing to make it. You proved yourself when you risked your life against Sasori to save your brother's life. You showed how much Gaara means to you and that's what everyone remembers. People in my world don't dwell on the past." I said, the last statement being a lie.
"Yea. But people in your world wouldn't do what I did to their brothers, would they. " He said angrily. He looked scary when he was angry and right now that was pointed at me because I brought it up.
It frightened me, so much that I imaging my father's face over his. Kankuro went to lift his hat-thing that was slipping, which I knew that he was doing, but for some reason I couldn't rid the picture of my father from my mind and flinched - my eyes closed tight- I turning my head and put hands in front of my face. When I didn't feel anything I turned my head slowly back to Kankuro and opened my eyes to see his shocked face.
"You thought I was going to hit you." He said accusingly. My eyes watered up from the shock of my assumption.
"I-um-No! I have to- eh." I said panicky with tears running down my face. I ran for the bathroom and locked the door. I broke down and started to cry harder. Sliding my back down the closed door, I put my knees against my chest and my arms around them. I ducked my head between my legs and continued to cry my heart out. Being a stressful few days and remembering my dad, had given me one of my rare breakdowns. They happened every now and then, but generally when no one was within a 100 meter radius so I was embarrassed that a person I barely knew had seen it.
Once I calmed down I stood up and went to the basin. I washed my face and took a deep breath while I studied my face in the mirror. I glared hard at my blue eyes. 'Grow up.' I thought harshly.
I sighed long and hard then open the door and left the bathroom. I closed the door slowly behind me, never taking my eyes of the floor. When I looked up I saw Kankuro in the same spot he was before, which shocked me.
When he noticed me he stood and walked over to me, talking slow and cautious steps. I took a step back automatically, which left my back against the door of the bathroom. Kankuro saw this and stopped, leaving about half a meter between us. He stood there looking at my face, into my eyes. His stare was so intense I had to look away. I looked down and could feel me face heat up.
"Are you? I'm sorry. I didn't mean to." Kankuro said after a while, in a feel-bad tone. I lifted my head a bit, just so he could see my mouth, but not my eyes or nose because my fringe covered them.
"It's not your fault. It's me. Don't worry, you didn't do anything wrong." I said in a quiet, almost robotic voice, then giving him a small fake smile.
The ones I give everyone.
"If that were true then you wouldn't have been crying and you wouldn't be giving me an excuse you've clearly used more than once." He said in a serious voice.
He walked a little closer to me and reached out his hand slowly and carefully. I couldn't refrain from tensing up but I didn't move or flinch. His hand came to my chin and lifted my head so I was looking at his face. I raised my eyes to look into his.
"I promise I will never hurt you." He said in the most sincere voice he could muster. And I knew he meant it which made my eyes water up again. I walked toward him and hugged him gently.
"Thank you." I said in an almost inaudible whisper but he hugged back a little which told me he heard.
Which told me he cared.